Soham man jailed after vicious attack leaves man in his 30s in hospital for three months

Tobias Badcock, 25, will serve 12 years behind bars after launching a violent attack on a Cambridge

Tobias Badcock, 25, will serve 12 years behind bars after launching a violent attack on a Cambridge man in June. - Credit: Archant

A man will serve 12 years behind bars after launching a violent attack on a Cambridge man which left him with injuries so severe he was put into a coma.

Between 5.30am and 7.15am on June 7, Tobias Badcock, 25, was walking along Walpole Road in Cambridge when he carried out the violent attack on his victim, a man in his 30s.

The victim was discovered by a jogger at about 7.15am lying in a pool of his own blood.

He had sustained a traumatic brain injury, multiple facial fractures and was placed in a medically induced coma. He spent three months in hospital before returning home to continue his rehabilitation.

The long term prognosis of his injuries are still not clear.


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Badcock, of White Hart Lane, Soham, was identified as having been with the victim earlier that morning through CCTV at a fuel station in Cherry Hinton before being seen by witnesses to walk with him onto Walpole Road.

He was charged after the victims property was found at his home, along with blood stained clothes linking him to the attack.

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Detective Constable Tom Rogers said: “Badcock launched a violent and savage attack against a smaller man he was easily able to overpower before leaving him in a life threatening condition with no aid.

“My thoughts are with the victim who will have to deal with the long term effects of these actions and his family who for a time believed they would lose their son. I hope this result will help them to move on with their lives.”

Badcock was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday (December 8) for GBH with intent, theft and a separate offence of battery resulting from a breach of a suspended sentence handed down by Cambridge Magistrates in February.

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